Hotel Chester

Hotel Chester

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4.5
#5 of 14 hotels in Starkville
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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Discover a southern charm at the Hotel Chester, a 36 room boutique hotel nestled in the heart of historic downtown Starkville. Built in 1925 as a full service hotel the lovingly restored Hotel Chester invites guests to enjoy contemporary services. Voted as the Best Hotel in Mississippi in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and in 2012 by Mississippi Magazine, Tripadvisor Excellent Hotel 2015, the Hotel Chester welcomes guests to discover a memorial retreat at our luxury boutique hotel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Street parking
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Vending machine
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Telephone
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
City View
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Korean

Location

101 N Jackson St, Starkville, MS 39759-2917
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 53 out of 100
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Golden Triangle Regional Airport
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Jackson Intl Airport
174.4 km
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spicytravelasian wrote a review Oct 2020
Kansas City, Missouri
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We went to Starkeville for a wedding and decided to choose Hotel Chester since they had a fun looking beer garden. They have limited street parking at the front of the hotel but a large parking lot that is not too far for walking from the hotel. Upon arrival we were greeted by a friendly front desk person and checked in with ease. We were here in September so everyone was still following Covid masks rules and nothing was uncomfortable about it. We got to our room which was on the back side of the hotel and it was nice and quiet. The bathroom is small and has the sink and mirror in the bedroom area. The hotel is not new so expect an older charm about the premise. Attached to the hotel is a beer-garden that does serve cocktails and wine besides beer with some fun food. We loved all the employees and you will probably get to meet the owner and his very friendly and loveable dog. Would stay here again if we return to Starkeville.
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Date of stay: September 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Vacationer430077 wrote a review Apr 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I scratch my head reading anything less than superb reviews on this lovingly, carefully renovated treasure. We arrived last evening to an elegantly lit, flower adorned classic, beautiful hotel. David and his team have preserved a charming morsel of Starkville history and we are both grateful, and appreciative, of his undertaking. Anyone who has restored a home, let alone a sizable hotel can only appreciate what is required to accomplish this.

Our stay in a spacious Deluxe Gordon Ramsey features a very comfortable king bed, abundant pillows, impeccably clean. High ceilings with crown moulding, lovely contemporary yet traditional artwork adorn, delightful complementary toiletries.
There is a wet bar, refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker.

We were greeted by David and his darling, well behaved schnauzer Sam. That I read a negative review on sweet, friendly and gentle Sam says it all—sour guests, who would be better suited at a lesser cookie cutter hotel. Hotel staff friendly and helpful. Thank you, Dave, we salute you!. We cannot wait to return and with more free time to enjoy downtown Starkville.
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Britt L wrote a review Aug 2020
Alabama
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel Chester is a historic hotel in downtown Starkville in the midst of wonderful shops and restaurants. We loved the old world charm as you walk through the entrance. The hotel is welcoming and the staff makes you feel right at home. They provide a delicious home cooked breakfast each morning and a paper by the hotel entrance. This hotel is perfect if you need a vacation away from home or if you are touring/visiting MSU. We loved the Beer Garden in the back of the hotel. It was the perfect place to relax, enjoy a cocktail or dinner and watch the sun set. Our rooms were extremely clean and well prepared for our two night visit. We look forward to returning soon. We also loved meeting Sam!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Kristen P wrote a review Aug 2023
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed one night at Hotel Chester in Starkville, Mississippi. I chose this hotel because it was just two blocks from the concert venue I was visiting. The two ladies I interacted with on separate occasions were polite and friendly; however, the rest of the stay left a lot to be desired. I sent an email to the hotel after my stay about these issues and since I received no response, I decided I should write a public review. I chose one of the upgraded Gordon Ramsey rooms simply because historic decor is not my thing and gives me an eery feeling (strange I know). The bedroom was fine other than mismatched nightstands. However, the bathroom was a different story. I regret that I did not take pictures to share. It was extremely dated, dingy, and dirty. The bathroom was not pictured in the listing of the more modern room for obvious reasons. The grout and caulking had pink and black stains and needed to be replaced, the toilet did not flush properly and the sink took forever to drain - you could brush your teeth and come back 15 min later and it was still draining. I was only there for a brief stay so there was no reason to address the issues; however, paying $192 for a room like this was laughable. In the morning there was a small table with bottled water and packaged muffins and pastries for the guests. I took my selections to-go. When I arrived at my next hotel, I opened the muffin and it was covered in green, fuzzy mold! I checked the expiration date and it had long since passed. I called the hotel to let them know so that others did not consume them and at that time, I also told the staff member about the plumbing problems. She thanked me and that is the last I heard from the hotel, despite my email voicing these concerns. I advise against staying at this hotel and would stay at one of the chain hotels about a mile away.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Sen tag wrote a review Mar 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
the staff were amazing the rooms were clean spacious and tidy overall an amazing experience and will be back. They catered for all our needs the food was so tasty as well as the drinks. The energy around the hotel was also very personable.
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Sukie Mollendor, General Manager at Hotel Chester
Responded 07 Dec 2021
Thank you for taking time to leave us a review! We look forward to having you stay with us again!
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davidr1234 wrote a review Nov 2020
Starkville, Mississippi
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The historic place has all modernity you can ask as well as hospitality of the hostess ans people that make a great place to stay.
We just tried the restaurant, with such a well balanced menu, prepared by one of the best chefs we've ever met. Is good to see how everybody is proud of what they do at Hotel Chester.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Christa Jane wrote a review Jul 2020
Wilmington, North Carolina
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel Chester was a great place to stay for a few days! It has character, charm, and was very welcoming. The hotel has a cute little beer garden that serves beer, wine, and spirits, that you can even take up to your room! The room was good and the bed was super comfy. There are also lots of things to do and places to go that are within walking distance from the hotel! Another thing I wanted to mention is that the owners are really nice and are good, hardworking people. I definitely recommend staying a night or two at this hotel when you visit Starkville, Mississippi!!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Eric N wrote a review Feb 2020
Mobile, Alabama
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been to Europe quite a few times, and this hotel reminds us of many of the boutique hotels where we stayed. The rooms are relatively small but so cozy and comfortable. The owner who checked us in was most cordial, accommodating and witty. A made-to-order breakfast was exceptionally good and the restaurant intriguing. Soft music played while we ate. Additionally, breakfast was included with the room. The hotel is centrally located with shops and restaurants within walking distance. Our stay, though only one night, was most enjoyable, and we would not hesitate to return. We have a granddaughter attending MSU so her parents have stayed several times at this charming hotel. The bath and dressing areas are small but extremely clean as was the whole facility. If you are only interested in a "stay", go somewhere else. If you want a pleasant and memorable experience, consider the Hotel Chester. We loved it!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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usc90 wrote a review Sept 2020
Kansas City, Missouri
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for a wedding last weekend with no regrets. The location was great, but we really liked the adjoining beer garden in back with the Gordon Ramsey menu. Great Gordon burger.

We accidentally messed up our reservation and the hotel was very accommodating. They saved our trip.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Sara H wrote a review Oct 2022
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel leaves a lot to be desired. Doesn't appeared to have been renovated, did not feel clean and southern hospitality....not sure they know what that is. Buyer beware, they charge you $50 per night per kid, which is not disclosed until check in. Beer garden is not open nor has it been maintained. I don't recommend, but should you brave the establishment don't forget your shower shoes.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from David Mollendor, Owner at Hotel Chester
Responded 01 Nov 2022
We usually find our reviews to be fair and accurate. Unfortunately, this one is more mean spirited than accurate. Over occupancy in rooms is rare, so identifying the party capable of such behavior is relatively easy. Your reservation was made direct with the hotel on 8/16/2022 for 2 adults arriving on 10/07/2022 for the Arkansas game weekend. The confirmation was emailed the same day, which details reservation details and hotel policies. Policy Item 3 on your confirmation clearly states that the maximum reserved occupancy cannot be exceeded without incurring a $50.00 per person per night penalty. Check in on 10/7 occurred with 2 adults arriving at the desk and registering for 2 occupants, only to be followed minutes later by the luggage and 5 children. The registering desk clerk then correctly followed published policy, called the room to apprise you of same, and then posted the additional charge. No question the amount was sizeable, which should not have been a surprise, as even when registering, you were asked to confirm the number of occupants. We are rigorous about room occupancy limits due to the historic nature of the building with its varied room sizes, and because we do not offer roll-away beds, baby cribs or other forms of moveable furniture. The comments about cleanliness and the Beer Garden are red herrings unworthy of further commentary.
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Lexi A asked a question Dec 2018
1 contribution3 helpful votes
What is the minimum age to check in?
Answer from psychprofessor
Starkville, Mississippi4,977 contributions396 helpful votes
Best thing to do would be to call them and ask.
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Venture16473951378 wrote a tip Aug 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay anywhere else!!"
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Judith B wrote a tip Jul 2023
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is no beer garden or dining room as advertised. Breakfast is minimal at best."
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Kat wrote a tip Jun 2020
Des Allemands, Louisiana3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 201 had a beautiful view."
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Jack B wrote a tip May 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You want to request the King rooms overlooking the Beer Garden"
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TRMNTR wrote a tip Aug 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota79 contributions10 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be sure to ask for a room on the opposite side of the neighboring bar"
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,047 - R 2,370 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
chester hotel starkville
LOCATION
United StatesMississippiStarkville
NUMBER OF ROOMS
36
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Chester
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Chester?
Nearby attractions include Hobie's On Main (0.03 km), Rick's Cafe (0.4 km), and Dave's Dark Horse Tavern (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Chester?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Chester?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Chester?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Chester?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Chester?
Conveniently located restaurants include Central Station Grill, Starkville Cafe, and Restaurant Tyler.
Is Hotel Chester located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Starkville.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Chester?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Chester?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Korean.
Does Hotel Chester have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Hotel Chester accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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